Expect temps to soar back up into the upper 70s to lower 80s this afternoon. This will bring another chance to break record high temps.
A upper level trough currently tracking across the Rockies will cross through the mid-section of the country today and send a strong cold front through the region tonight. Models are in good agreement on the timing, suggesting frontal passage around midnight. Recent solutions show a decaying intensity of thunderstorms along the boundary as it moves through. Most locations won’t see much more than a tenth of an inch of rainfall. Once the boundary passes, expect a substantial drop in temperatures. Highs and lows will drop about 30 degrees by Friday and Saturday. They will begin rebounding late this weekend as well as a return of rain likely by Sunday.
Early next week looks to be just like this week with a few days of high dew-points and increasing rain chances before a cold front swings through mid/late week. That also means could see an extended period of dense fog impacts along coastal areas.